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Science Can Not Account for Consciousness and Complex Biological Forms

Science Can Not Account for Consciousness and Complex Biological Forms

Modern mechanistic science rests on the premise that reality is ultimately reducible to a simple set of mathematical equations. Such a view fails to account for two important aspects of…

“The Ghost in the Machine” — Science

“The Ghost in the Machine” — Science

The prevailing view among modern scientists is that a human being is in essence a complex machine. According to this view, our life and consciousness have their source in the…

Bhakti-Yoga as Nonmechanistic Science

Bhakti-Yoga as Nonmechanistic Science

Philosophies based on mundane sense perceptions lead us to believe that God must be remote and inaccessible - if He exists at all.…

Nonmechanistic Science

Nonmechanistic Science

Science conceives the brain to be the seat of all mental functions. According to Bhagavad-gita, however, the mind has an additional component (known in Sanskrit as manah, or "material mind")…

Chance and the Unity of Nature

Chance and the Unity of Nature

"Probability is the most important concept in modern science, especially as nobody has the slightest idea what it means."—Bertrand Russell…

Evolution — A Doctrine in Search of a Theory

Evolution — A Doctrine in Search of a Theory

"All reputable evolutionary biologists now agree that the evolution of life is directed by the process of natural selection, and by nothing else." With these words Sir Julian Huxley summed…

The Computerized Mr. Jones — Can a machine be conscious?

The Computerized Mr. Jones — Can a machine be conscious?

Science fiction writers often try to solve the problems of old age and death by taking advantage of the idea that a human being is essentially a complex machine.…

Searching Past the Mechanics of Perception — Scientific Views

Searching Past the Mechanics of Perception — Scientific Views

The process of perception begins when light from an object enters the eye and is focused on the retina. This light stimulates a series of neurochemical reactions that ultimately reach…

On Inspiration — Scientific Views

On Inspiration — Scientific Views

Modern scientists acquire knowledge, at least in principle, by what is called the hypothetico-deductive method. Using this method, they formulate hypotheses and then test them by experimental observation. …

Reality, Life, and Quantum Mechanics

Reality, Life, and Quantum Mechanics

The idea that life can be reduced to chemistry and physics has become very prominent in the life sciences. According to this idea, all living organisms, including human beings, are…

Chemistry and Consciousness

Life sciences are dominated by the idea that life can be understood within the framework of chemistry and physics. By this point of view, all features of life, from the…

Science: Nothing but Electrons, Protons and Electrical Fields?

Science: Nothing but Electrons, Protons and Electrical Fields?

Physics and chemistry describe the world in terms of electrons, protons, electrical fields, and various other such phenomena. If you think this system of ideas is universal, you'll conclude that…